Today, individuals and companies able to use smart cost-saving strategies are the ones who prosper in business. Among other things, they would actively analyze multifaceted channels to get more done with less.
for example, a multidisciplinary company with different interests ranging from Office Administration to Import/Export in addition as Events/Entertainment is likely to fare better operating from its own building so as to keep “rental” overheads low.
This approach would make it easier for such a company to offer clients affordable sets, consistent with their budgetary needs.
But we all know that not every business – especially a solo enterprise or small business operation – can provide to own its own building. at the minimum not in the early phases of growth. already when the money is there, chances are high that other considerations for which it can be more profitably used will exist.
To compound matters…
A. maybe you want to rent one, but the prices you keep hearing from character owners/real estate agents in the neighbourhoods you prefer are beyond your budget limits.
B. or maybe you’ve tried working from home, but your landlord will not have it, and/or (if you don’t live alone) it just does not give the specialized/corporate impression you want.
So what then should an honest, results focused and vision pushed business owner like YOU do, when you cannot own your own office?
Would that average that you have to give up the idea of operating a befitting office presence for your business?
The answer – thankfully – is no.
There is in fact a flexible and affordable different solution: It’s called a Serviced Office!
This customized solution is very likely to meet your needs, if you confront the above described constraints.
The only thing is you have to find a provider that offers it within closeness to the area you plan to conduct your business activities.
truly, it’s called varying names across the world’s markets e.g. managed offices, executive centers, executive suites etc.
But those names all basically indicate the same thing: a professionally setup office space, equipped with basic aesthetic and functional conveniences SHARED by businesses.
Here are 3 features of Serviced Office Solutions that can make them right for YOU…
NB: This is a practice that has existed for decades and remains in use across major cities and business districts across the world.
characterize No. 1: All-In-One
A Serviced Office is a COMPLETE solution that makes it possible for the “user” to move in and simply get started with his/her business affairs. No need to worry about setting up etc.
for example, serviced offices often come already furnished with worktables, chairs etc. In addition they may provide ready access to other resources like meeting rooms, projectors, computers, Internet connection etc.
Often there is a shared reception center with a receptionist and a telephone answering service.
Depending on the “package” you wish to adopt, it may initially appear as if the rates are high. The truth is however likely to often be that what you pay will be close to the rate for a normal office – BUT a traditional office spaces comes without the “extras” that serviced offices provide!
for example, you will not have to make additional payments for electricity, maintenance of facilities, insurance or already security. Those overheads are handled by the provider on behalf of all users.
characterize No. 2: Flexible
Take the business traveler who arrives in Cotonou for a 3 day business visit to analyze possible partnerships with some local entrepreneurs and companies in Benin Republic and nearby states.
Let’s say some of those s/he plans to meet with are coming in from their bases in Porto Novo, Ouidah, and Nigeria’s Lagos, for example.
Maybe the meetings will include private interview sessions and presentations etc. In such a case, the business traveler may need a appropriate office space for a few hours per day for the 3 day duration of his/her stay.
Not being familiar with the ecosystem, and unless s/he’s willing to pay high hotel conference room rates, a serviced office will prove a viable solution for the visitor’s above stated needs.
In other words, due to the ready-to-use character of Serviced Offices, persons with limited time and pressing needs can easily make effective use of them. At the same time business owners desirous of medium to long term access to an affordable, in addition functional and aesthetically alluring office presence will also find use for Serviced Offices.
characterize No. 3: Pocket-Friendly
As you can imagine, the fact that the amenities provided are shared gives you the assistance of access to resources that you would typically not be able to provide by yourself.
Generally, Serviced Offices are setup to permit users adopt varying sizes of “offices” e.g. to adjust to a solo entrepreneur or a group/team of people in one or more rooms.
Should the need arise, you can choose 2 or more adjoining office spaces. In other words, you use only on what you need – and no more. already more importantly, depending on the provider, and YOUR negotiating skills, you may be able to negotiate prices, terms and conditions appropriate to your needs.
In conclusion, in spite of of what name they are called, Serviced Offices deliver similar chief benefits i.e. cost-effective, functional, and high profile office space accommodation, for busy business persons with limited budget needs.
If YOU have such needs as stated above, don’t go renting an expensive and potentially limiting traditional office space!
Instead, research your intended location for possible Serviced Office providers. Your needs will be much better served that way – and you will SAVE important money in the time of action.
If you need help, contact me.